Bao Lao

St. Paul, MN

Acrylic, Graphite, Gold foil on OSB Board

4 X 5 ft

Artist Statement


Too often, we let our worries and fears take control and forget that some battles can’t be won alone. We are stronger when we reach out and take the closest hand, when we exhale and take the next step, when we stand together.


My work is an exploration of the mind with gorgeous yet grotesque figures. I alter them as a way to visually portray my thoughts. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at themselves, the relationships in their lives, the world around them, and know that support comes in many different forms.